arboriculture

Please select the appropriate SmartCard below.

Please note: To apply for any of the SmartCards below you must successfully achieve the CITB Touch Screen Test appropriate to the SmartCard level. With the exception of the Visitors SmartCard you must also attend and pass the ROLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course.

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Arborist Labourer Green

This SmartCard is for labourers who are supervised by a competent skilled person.

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Arborist Skilled Worker Blue

This SmartCard is for skilled worker who has achieved a relevant chainsaw qualification.

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Arborist Trainee Supervisor Red

This SmartCard is for a trainee supervisor registered to a relevant NVQ/SVQ/Diploma but has yet to achieve it OR for a trainee supervisor currently registered as an Associate Member of the Arboricultural Association but is working towards Technician level.

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Arborist Supervisor Gold

This SmartCard is for a supervisor who has achieved a relevant NVQ/SVQ/Diploma at Level 3.

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Arborist Trainee Manager Red

This SmartCard is for a trainee manager who is registered to a relevant NVQ/SVQ/Diploma but has yet to achieve it.

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Arborist Manager Black

This SmartCard is for a manager who has achieved a relevant NVQ/SVQ/Diploma at Level 4 or above.

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Arborist Trainee Academically Qualified Person (AQP) Red

This SmartCard is available for an applicant who has registered to a related Degree/HND/HNC.

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Arborist Academically Qualified Person (AQP) White/Yellow

This SmartCard is available for an applicant who has achieved a related Degree/HND/HNC.

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Arborist Trainee Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) Red

This SmartCard is for an applicant who is a current Student/Technician/Associate member of the Arboricultural Association (AA) OR a current Student/Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).

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Arborist Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) White/Yellow

This SmartCard is available for an applicant who is a current Full/Fellow Member of the Arboricultural Association (AA) or current Chartered/Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).

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Arborist Provisional Red

This SmartCard is for an individual who is over 16 and is either on a probationary period or supervised work experience. This SmartCard is valid for six months and is not renewable.

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Arborist Visitor Yellow

Available for people who frequently visit a site but do not work on the site.

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